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USS LST-937

USS LST-937.jpg
USS LST-937 beached at Labuan Island, Borneo, while offloading Royal Australian Air Force trucks, 11 June 1945.
History
United States
Name: LST-937
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts
Yard number: 3407[1]
Laid down: 11 July 1944
Launched: 12 August 1944
Commissioned: 6 September 1944
Decommissioned: 24 May 1946
Struck: 3 July 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 1 × battle star
Fate: Transferred to the State Department, 24 May 1946
Status: Transferred to the Republic of China
TaiwanRepublic of China
Status: Fate unknown
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: LST-542-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,625 long tons (1,651 t) (light)
  • 4,080 long tons (4,145 t) (full (seagoing draft with 1,675 short tons (1,520 t) load)
  • 2,366 long tons (2,404 t) (beaching)
Length: 328 ft (100 m) oa
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • Unloaded: 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward; 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
  • Full load: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) forward; 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
  • Landing with 500 short tons (450 t) load: 3 ft 11 in (1.19 m) forward; 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m) aft
  • Limiting 11 ft 2 in (3.40 m)
  • Maximum navigation 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.6 kn (21.5 km/h; 13.3 mph)
Range: 24,000 nmi (44,000 km; 28,000 mi) at 9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) while displacing 3,960 long tons (4,024 t)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 x LCVPs
Capacity: 1,600–1,900 short tons (3,200,000–3,800,000 lb; 1,500,000–1,700,000 kg) cargo depending on mission
Troops: 16 officers, 147 enlisted men
Complement: 13 officers, 104 enlisted men
Armament:
Service record
Operations:
Awards:

USS LST-937 was an LST-542-class tank landing ship in the United States Navy. Like many of her class, she was not named and is properly referred to by her hull designation.

Construction

LST-937 was laid down on 11 July 1944, at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard; launched on 12 August 1944; and commissioned on 6 September 1944,[3] with Lieutenant George W. Mitchell, USN, in command.[2]

Service history

During World War II, LST-937 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Mindanao Island landings in April 1945.[3]

Following the war, LST-937 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until late May 1946. The ship was decommissioned on 24 May 1946, and transferred to the State Department on that date.[3] She was transferred to the Republic of China by the State Department.[2] She was struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946.[3]

Awards

LST-937 earned one battle star for World War II service.[3]

Notes

Citations

Bibliography

Online resources

  • "LST-937". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • "Bethlehem-Hingham, Hingham MA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  • "USS LST-937". Navsource.org. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2017.

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